Reflection: development of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)

INTRODUCTION In this assignment, I will attempt to focus on the development of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) and its role within health services. I will discuss the role of reflection, to assist in acquiring skills whilst also acknowledging the role of decision making, which is directly related. The ACP role within my area of … Read more

Exercise as a Self-Care Modality

“I Pledge” The calling of nursing requires a person to have a capacity and sense of satisfaction for healing others in the physical, emotional, and mental realms. Nurses spend their entire professions providing care to their patients and their families regularly in the happiest moments to the most exceedingly awful or alarming times of their … Read more

Reflection on career, skills and employability

NETWORKING AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Networking can be defined as ‘A supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest’ (Dictionary.com). http://www.dictionary.com/browse/networking My generations have had it easy because I was born and living in the era where professional connections can be done online such as with LinkedIn.com … Read more

Origins and future of psychology (reflective)

“The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best” (Valery, n.d.). From 600 to 300 BC, Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle recorded such topics as pleasure, pain, knowledge, motivation and rationality. Becoming the front runners of early philosophy. With psychology beginning in the … Read more

Analysis of delivering a micro-teach + teaching session (reflective)

Doctors play significant roles as teachers by channelling the information and research they have conducted to other individuals to create a network of information (Barksby et al. 2015). A doctor has to perform teaching to be equipped in skills and attitudes to pass information and knowledge through education. There exist no predetermined or formal routes … Read more

Caregiver reflective case study (Colon cancer, counselling)

Introduction I am Exxx Oxxx I am a professional caregiver presently engaged with xxx Ltd as a caregiver. In the course of my engagements, I have had the privilege to assist people of various backgrounds with issues of various ranges. One of my most engaging interactions was with a young lady who recently migrated to … Read more

Fairtrade, Sustainability, Consumer Activism, Greenwashing (reflective)

Class #1 January 8, 2019 Topic – Introduction to Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption. (Source- Instructor’s presentation in class) • Description of the Topics: The class started with very interesting topic on “Fair Trade”. After Professor Miskiman explained some things about Fair trade what I extracted from it was that fair trade is eliminating the … Read more

Students retelling a story (learning objective, reflective)

The specific learning objective measured during the assessment chosen for analysis is students retelling a story, including who, what, when, and where, sequencing with the terms first, next, then and last. Students were asked to caption one of the four major events from the book using their prior knowledge and anchor chart. The state standards … Read more

Making a simple nursing decision within a complex case

This essay will focus on critically analysing a simple nursing decision affecting a complex case. Lilly will be at the core of the decision making process as the nursing decision that will be discussed is to insert a urinary catheter. The essay will assess the decision making process from a newly qualified nurse [NQN] perspective, … Read more

Reflective account – data, information & knowledge management in the NHS and academia

This reflective account, looks at solving problems, using attitudes, values, beliefs, and how critical thinking can be applied to how data and information should be correctly used throughout any organisation, as an example to assist with critical thinking, two main theme areas will be used throughout National Health Service (NHS) and academia. Applying critical thinking … Read more

Professional Development – reflective

The portfolio accomplished for the Professional Development Program is a reflective portfolio on the improvement of expert abilities upgraded as the year progressed. The portfolio contains reports that demonstrate both scholarly and proficient advancement improvements through the reflections. The SWOT Analysis is directed on myself, that surveys my qualities, shortcomings, opportunities and threats, further breaking … Read more

Attending a suspected stabbing – leadership (reflective)

This essay is a reflection of practice on an incident that I attended where I will critically evaluate and reflect on the application of leadership, coaching and mentoring styles that have been used. Hpc-uk.org. (2018) “Standard of conduct, performance and ethics” states that a paramedic should be able to designate, instruct and monitor task to … Read more

How do Cognitivism and Behaviourism contrast, & which theory may be most useful

This essay examines the extent to which my chosen learning theories of Cognitivism and Behaviourism contrast with each other, and which of these theories may be most useful to me within my teaching context. My educational setting thus far has been in a small, disadvantaged secondary school on the edge of the West Midlands. The … Read more

My journey of teaching and learning mathematics since embarking on a PGCE Mathematics course

Before I came to study a Post Graduate Certificate (PGCE) Mathematics course at University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE), I had been working as an Academic Tutor at a behavioural centre, linked to a mainstream secondary school for the past 7 months. Students placed here had either learning difficulties or behaviour issues experienced … Read more

Comparing attitudes to women in literature (critical + reflective)

CRITICAL ESSAY (DISSERTATION LEVEL WORK) The title of Oscar Wilde’s play ‘A Woman of No Importance’ is enough to make the modern feminist reader scowl in contempt – all women are important and are equal to every man. But if the modern audience (and audience at the time of production) look past the title, it … Read more

Development priorities of Rose hill youth and young adults’ community (reflective)

An assessment of the development priorities of Rose hill youth and young adults’ community, drawing from the profile developed by our student’s group. Drawing a proposal to meet the needs and a theory informed reflection of our group process. Historically according to Slack, R. C. B. (1998), a community was often described as a small … Read more

Mental Health Act (1983) assessment (reflective essay)

This practice analysis aims to critically reflect on a snapshot of my involvement with a 17-year-old female called Christina, in particular following a Mental Health Act (1983) assessment which was conducted whilst she was in custody. For the purpose of this assignment I will be focusing on some pivotal points in the case which I … Read more

SEND provision for pupil with dyslexia (including reflective)

This study will concentrate on Cognition and Learning, with a focus on SpLD-Dyslexia. Cognition and Learning is the most common type of primary need nationally, representing 50% of secondary school students recorded as SEN support (DfE, 2017). Children identified as having SpLD are those with the poorest academic attainment. Figures for 2016 GCSE outcomes demonstrate … Read more

Service user in a supported living service (autism following MMR)

My reflection focuses on a service User in a Supported living service. I would call him John. In other for me to critically analyze and evaluate the role of a nurse in dealing with Complex communication situations, I would, first of all, give a background information on John. John was born with no medical concerns, … Read more

Reflective account: working with children placed in residential services due to complex health needs

SVQ Reflective Account My Workplace Currently I work with Capability Scotland at Stanmore House Residential Bungalows. Typically, I work with children aged between 5-19 who have been placed in residential services due to complex health needs and parents may have opted to place their child within a residential service or they have been placed with … Read more

Explore and discuss reflective practice as a key to professional learning

The healthcare profession is an emotionally demanding career and because academic learning alone does not prepare individuals for the complex and daunting challenges they face during their practice (Rolf and Gary, 2011), the need to continually assess oneself and look back at previous events or incidents to learn from them in order to make provision … Read more

Behaviourist approach & use of lecture/demonstration method (reflective)

Reflective account on behaviourist approach and use of lecture/demonstration method for a clinical skills session (peripheral intravenous cannula care) Introduction Facilitating learning is the key role of a teacher (Scott and Spouse 2013). Bastable (2019) suggested that teaching and learning are mutually dependent to encompass the educational process. This process of education can occur in … Read more

Leadership in Adult Nursing (reflective)

Introduction Leadership is a process which involves individual activity to state desire objective and vision in a situation, providing support and motivating other people to attend set goals (Swearingen, 2009). Danae et al. (2017) believe that leadership is broadly recognised as a key aspect of overall effective healthcare. Therefore, nurses require strong leadership skills to … Read more

Reflecting and reviewing my experiences as a student, teacher and facilitator

Introduction I am the Clinical Lead for Obstetric Anaesthesia in our trust. My remit, amongst many aspects, includes the investigation of untoward clinical incidents and the dissemination and reinforcement of any lessons learned. Maternal haemorrhage remains one of the leading direct causes of maternal mortality and morbidity and has continued to feature prominently in national … Read more

Reflective essay on East Asia: Global Economic Powers

For my personal reflective essay, I have selected from the book Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader (2013) edited by Mark Juergensmeye, Part 2, chapter 6, East Asia: Global Economic Powers. I chose this particular chapter because it sustains a contrasting discussion regarding East Asia and its part in the global economy which alternates well … Read more

Reflective essay : Learning process

Introduction During this term, my learning process involved methods that assisted in grasping the content that was being given in class. In this paper, a reflection on my learning processes this term, especially my metacognition processes, is outlined. An evaluation of my understanding and awareness of my thought processes is imperative in giving a clear … Read more

Reflective essay: Global Cultures of Modernity

Throughout this course, we have discussed modernity and the different aspects of modernity during every class. Modernity has been defined as being current and being up to date with your surroundings. Modernity departs from traditional values and the idea of tradition does not exist before modernity. We have learned about the different aspects of modernity … Read more

Reflective essay : group assignment

Reflective Essay Tasks within the academical setting are increasingly focused on groups, as groups’ importance, in the professional setting, increases. Benefits of student-group work include: Chance to work on a project that is too difficult or complex for an individual (Lavy, 2017) Improvement of employability skills and a chance to practice those (Smith and Yates, … Read more

Reflective essay based on Kolb’s (1984) cycle of reflective learning

This essay is a reflective essay based on Kolb’s (1984) cycle of reflective learning I will be reflecting upon my experience as part of a group in which the end result was presenting a group presentation. Reflective practice is a mixture of deliberate and calculated thinking alongside more spontaneous thoughts (Neilson, Stragnell & Jester, 2007). … Read more

Reflective essay: A protein found in human breast milk could help kill drug resistant bacteria

The purpose of this essay is to explore the topic “A protein found in human breast milk could help kill drug resistant bacteria” through examining a chosen secondary review article, and comparing it with a primary research article. The secondary review article that I have selected is “Lactoferrin: an important host defence against microbial and … Read more

Reflective essay: group presentation for ‘build a business’

In this composition, I have thoroughly reflected on our Group presentation for ‘Build a Business’. Personally, I believe that the final delivery went remarkably smoothly and all in all it was a great success! In the present scenario, teamwork is considered to be an effective approach for the achievement of the goals and objectives in … Read more

Reflective nursing essay (Myocardial infarction admission)

INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay based on the interaction between the nurse, client and their family from the point of encounter, rendering of nursing care and termination. The essay will focus on managing care from the perspective of clinical experience and reviewing this in relation to a literature review. It also includes recommendations for … Read more

Reflective essay: Leading, managing and developing people

REFLECTIVE ESSAY Introduction In this reflective writing, I am, going to reflect on my residential experience. This was an assignment for MBA Leading, Managing and Developing People module where students were taken to Lake District Windermere. The trip involved a lot of activities which made me feel so excited on the days ahead. Moreover, since … Read more

Reflective essay: nursing process and how it was applied

Reflective Essay to Discuss the Nursing Process and how it was Applied in the Clinical Area in which I was Placed INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay to demonstrate the nursing process and how it was applied in the clinical area in which I was placed. Atkinson et al (1983, p2) describes “The nursing process … Read more

Reflection using Gibbs Reflective Cycle (nursing)

Description I undertook a full assessment on a patient with a sacral pressure sore. The patient had limited mobility, dementia and does not speak. I completed the assessment using observation as a primary source. The care assistants were reluctant to engage with the nursing process rendering some specific measurements as ineffectual compromising the eventual Waterlow … Read more

The Secret History of 9/11 (documentary, reflective)

The Secret History of 9/11 was a documentary that chronicled the events leading up to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and what actually happened on that fated day.  I viewed the comprehensive film and was intrigued about several of the facts discussed in the movie.  After viewing the reflecting the informational film, I thought that … Read more

Theater in our Daily Lives (reflection on course)

My understanding and appreciation of theater has significantly expanded since the beginning of the course. Because I had limited experience and exposure to theater before this class, most of what I know about theater now came from these lectures and readings. I have seen more, now than ever before, that the clothes we wear and … Read more

Reflection on identity (Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora)

Stuart Hall writes, “We all write and speak from a particular place and time, from a history and a culture which is specific. What we say is always ‘in context,’ positioned.” (222) As a Marxist, Hall challenges how cultural identities are positioned on race, class, and gender identity. In his essay “Cultural Identity and Diaspora,” … Read more

Self reflection in teaching (reflective)

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius It is easy for teachers to spend so much time and energy focused on their students’ progress that they forget to consider their own performance. Self reflection can … Read more

Develop skills in time management and focus on prioritising patients

The intended outcome of this assignment, which has been identified from my episode of care (See appendix 1) is to help me develop skills in time management and focus on prioritising patients. Both of which will be useful in my first position as a registered nurse. This assignment will give me the opportunity to gain … Read more

Confucianism – reflective

1 Introduction I spent my semester abroad in Seoul, South Korea. As an East Asian country, South Korea obviously differs from Germany in many ways, including culture and morale. Both of these have been strongly affected by Confucianism, a philosophy which was introduced to South Korea through strong influence from China many centuries ago and … Read more

Unpacking aspects of Te Tiriti

Unpacking aspects of Te Tiriti The Treaty of Waitangi has three principles that are referenced throughout. They have become not only a foundation of the Treaty for the Maori but also underlying aspects incorporated into the current curriculum.  The three aspects are partnership, participation and protection (ANZASW). I have looked in-depth into the first principles … Read more

Mentor Reflection Paper

Mentor Reflection Paper This semester was extremely beneficial for both my soul and for my leadership development. There were several moments through my mentoring and training that my pastor shared with me moments of wisdom that stuck with me when it related to my leadership of others within the church. Those moments were setting the … Read more

Reflective – reducing low-level disruption in my classroom

Throughout my first placement I have struggled with low-level disruption in a number of lessons. During this essay I will reflect on a series of year 7 lessons to highlight how I modified my instructions to reduce low-level disruption in my classroom. As a result of low-level disruption pupils are left disengaged and distracted, usually … Read more

Reflective journal – leadership

Reflective Portfolio The managerial Role gap analysis by “mintzberg” 1has made me aware of the 3 types of Managerial roles which are Informational, Interpersonal and Decisional roles. Each Role is dissected further and a simple scoring system is used based on whether the Role is either important or not important in your current working environment. … Read more

Alcohol – reflective

Alcohol is something that people drink because of different reasons. Some drink because it calms them down, some drink because it excites them, some drink because it makes them hysterical. There are so many reasons why people drink but it is not something that is necessary to have in order to have a good time. … Read more

Reflective essay on my course – project management

This course was a really new experience for me both from learning point of view and performance wise. The practical part of the course was really helpful where ones get a chance to implement all the knowledge gain during the lectures and through self-studies. I have learnt that innovation requires collaboration, creativity, practical implementation and … Read more

Writing a reflective essay

Writing a reflective essay is a common assignment for high school, college and university students. It is a type of writing that requires the writer to reflect on their experience or feelings about a particular subject. Reflective essays are used to help the student think more deeply about the topic they are writing about and to also give them an opportunity to express their ideas and feelings on the subject.

Before you begin writing your reflective essay, it is important to understand what a reflective essay is and what it is not. A reflective essay is not a narrative essay, which is a story about a particular event or experience. A reflective essay requires the writer to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings about a particular subject or experience. This means that the writer should consider:

  1. how the experience or subject has affected them;
  2. what they have learned from it, and
  3. what they would do differently if they could go back in time.

The most important part of writing a reflective essay is to be honest and genuine about your thoughts and feelings.

It is important to avoid using language that may be too technical or abstract, as this can make your essay difficult to understand. Instead, try to use simple language that is easy to understand and that conveys your true thoughts and feelings on the topic.

When writing a reflective essay, it is important to structure your essay in a logical way:

  • Start by introducing the topic and then explain why it is important to you. This could be a particular experience you had, a lesson you learned, or a personal belief that you hold.
  • Then, move onto discussing how the experience or lesson changed or affected you. This could include discussing how the experience or lesson helped you grow as an individual, how it changed your perspective, or how it made you a better person.
  • Move onto discussing what you have learned from the experience or lesson. This could include discussing the skills or knowledge you acquired, how you changed as a person, or how your outlook on life has been altered.
  • Finally, conclude your essay by summarizing the main points you have discussed. This should include a summary of the impact the experience or lesson had on you as well as what you have learned from it.

When writing a reflective essay, it is important to remember to have a clear and concise structure. This will help make your essay easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. Additionally, make sure to proofread and edit your essay carefully to ensure that it is free of any grammar or spelling errors.

Writing a reflective essay can be a challenging task, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. By following the tips outlined above, you should be able to write a reflective essay that accurately conveys your thoughts and feelings about a particular experience or lesson. Good luck!